Decorative News for August 2009

Decorative News Archive

NACE International and The Powder Coating Institute, PCI, Form New Industrial Coatings Show

The Powder Coating Institute, or PCI, and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, or NACE, will be partnering to produce The North American Industrial Coating Show to be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Oct. 27-29, 2010.

Fall Schedule Set for AESF Foundation Educational Courses

The AESF Foundation has released the schedule for its Fall 2009 courses. Topics range from environmental issues to precious metal plating techniques.

DuPont Powder Coatings Launches New Website

DuPont Powder Coatings recently launched a new website designed to give customers quick and easy access to information about its powder coatings brands and products. The easy-to-navigate design presents a bright and inviting appearance and includes comprehensive product, color and technical information as well as a digital color card showing the 400-plus RAL and standard colors and surface effects in stock and ready to ship same day.

DuPont Automotive OEM Coatings Wins GM’s 2008 Supplier of the Year Award

DuPont Automotive OEM Coatings has been named a GM Supplier of the Year for 2008. The honor, DuPont Automotive’s second in as many years, is in recognition of DuPont’s performance as a global provider of finishes.

Society of Vacuum Coaters to Hold Inaugural Topical "TopCon" Conference

The Society of Vacuum Coaters, SVC, plans to hold its inaugural Topical Conference—also known as TopCon—on Nov. 3-5, 2009, at the Albuquerque Marriott, in Albuquerque, N.M.

Haviland Products Acquires Benchmark, Inc.

Haviland Products, which formulates, manufactures and distributes decorative, functional and specialty coatings for Fortune 500 companies nationwide, announced the acquisition of Wyandotte, Mich.-based Benchmark, Inc., a leader in the formulation and manufacturing of surface finishing chemistry since 1956.